Custom Orthotics

CUSTOM ORTHOTICS

Custom Orthotics

Digital, customised foot orthotics prescribed by a podiatrist can be very helpful in the treatment of foot and ankle injuries. They help support the foot and reduce stress on the injured structures. They can also improve lower limb alignment assisting in hip, knee and back issues.

What Are Foot Orthoses?

Prescription foot orthoses are custom-made in-shoe devices prescribed and designed by your podiatrists and are used to treat a rage of medical conditions. After a through history taking and assessment of your biomechanics (the way your body moves), footwear and activity levels, your podiatrist may prescribe foot orthoses to manage the abnormal stress causing your foot and leg problems. 

Your orthoses will be designed by your podiatrist using the latest in 3-d digital scanning technology and constructed with state-of-the-art computer-assisted manufacturing processes. 

How Do Foot Orthoses Work

Foot orthoses work by altering the way ground forces affect your feet, legs, and body. Once damaging forces are lowered in stressed bones or soft tissues, they can begin to heal and reestablish normal function without pain. 

Will My Orthoses Fit In All My Shoes?

Some of your current shoes may be contributing to your foot problems. As part of your treatment plan, your podiatrist will discuss the shoes that will be most appropriate for you and your activities. When buying new shoes, always try them on with your orthoses. Your podiatrist can supply you with the names of shoe stores that carry a range of shoes that fit orthoses. At Leading Edge Podiatry (formerly Complete Podiatry Blackwood), we can make a variety of orthotics styles. There are advantages and disadvantages of each style of orthotics. Many of our patients like to have additional pairs so they don’t have to swap constantly. 

How Often Should I Have My Orthotics Checked?

Our bodies change with time and due to this your foot orthoses prescription may also need changes. It is recommended that you have your orthoses checked every 6 – 12 months to ensure they are still providing you with the maximum therapeutic benefit. Children need their orthoses checked more often as their feet are changing and developing all the time. If your child changes 2 shoe sizes, they should have their orthoses checked to make sure they are still receiving the benefits of their prescription foot orthoses. 

If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you with Custom Orthotics, please feel free to contact us on 08 7120 6063 or Book Online through our website. We look forward to seeing you at Leading Edge Podiatry (formerly Complete Podiatry Blackwood)!!

FAQ's

You don't usually need a referral from a doctor to see a podiatrist. However, DVA/NDIS, Workcover& Medicare Chronic Disease Programme patients will need documentation before their initial appointment.

NDIS patients who are on a managed plan we will need to know your Plan Manager's contact details and approval for assessment.

Workcover patients we will require case manager details and approval details for assessment.

Medicare Chronic Disease Patients (e.g. Diabetes, Heart Disease), we will require an EPC referral form.

DVA patients will need a DVA patient referral. D904 form from your GP.

Please call us on 7120 6063 for further information.

Health Insurance: Podiatry comes under “Extras cover”. Private health insurance can vary from one health fund to the next. Before booking your appointment it’s always good to check your health fund policy to determine how much cover you will receive from your private health insurer. Leading Edge Podiatry is a Bupa Members First provider.

Medicare: If you have a chronic medical condition, you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate to cover some of podiatry services under a Chronic disease management plan. Common chronic conditions include: Diabetes, High Cholesterol, High Blood pressure & Heart Disease.

Please note: Medicare appointments are NOT bulk billed.

NDIS: Patients that are on a managed plan we will need your NDIS number and details of your case manager and account details. For plan managed we prepare a Service Agreement and can invoice the plan manager.

DVA: You may be able to receive podiatry services if you have a Veteran Gold or are approved for specified foot conditions as DVA White Card.

We understand that life is unpredictable and you may not always be able to make your scheduled appointment. If you are unable to make an appointment please contact our reception at least 24 hours prior to cancel or arrange for another time. Please call us on 7120 6063 or email: admin@leadingedgepodiatry.com.au
Missed appointments and appointments cancelled without 24 hours notice may be charged a consultation fee.

Your private health fund card (if applicable). Any relevant medical records, test results, x-rays, MRI scans, or ultrasounds. A list of your current medications (if you have not filled in the new patient form before arrival). Any previous orthotics or insoles and a couple of pairs of shoes if you are suffering from foot pain.

Podiatrists are experts in foot and ankle health. They are healthcare professionals who can diagnose and treat problems relating to your feet and lower limbs. They can also work with you to relieve pain, correct deformities, sporting injuries, help prevent foot conditions from occurring, as well as keep you active and mobile throughout your life.

Podiatrists play a key role in the early detection and treatment of foot problems in people with diabetes. Neuropathy (nerve damage), arthropathy (joint damage), vasculopathy (blood vessel damage), and other complications, most of which can be avoided or delayed with annual foot exams and treatment.

Yes, our podiatrist Jason Kuang is endorsed for schedule medicines. He can prescribe medicines for common foot ailments e.g.: antibiotics, antifungal, gout medications.

We do treat children of all ages, if your child is experiencing pain in their ankles or feet, it's a sign that you need to see a podiatrist. Pain isn't a normal sign of growth and it should be professionally assessed, diagnosed, and treated where necessary. Our podiatrists are very experienced in helping young children with feet issues.

At Leading Edge Podiatry, we have a limited footwear selection, including brands like Archies thongs and slides, Revere sandals.

 

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